Course Catalog 2014-2015
SGN-57006 Health Care Processes and Systems, 3 cr
The course will be lectured in English. Several lectures are provided by vising lecturers.
Suitable for postgraduate studies
Ilkka Korhonen, Niilo Saranummi
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Exam. Active participation in lectures (80%). Project work.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
This course provides the students a basic understanding how health care systems are organised and funded in Finland and in other countries. It is useful for students who are planning to work in health care domain, especially in health informatics. After this course, student can: - Define what is health, health care and healthcare system. - Knows the history and status of health care systems in Finland, EU and globally. - Understand and can describe health care organization and funding in Finland and describe typical variations in OECD countries - Understand and describe typical health care processes and their management. - Understands the role of health information systems in the processes of care, in the service integration, and in the evaluation of effectiveness/efficacy.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Terminology and concepts: health, health care, health care system, health care process, health care management.||History of health care systems in Finland and in other countries.|
|2.||Health care organisation and funding systems.||Variations in health care organisation and funding in different countries. Relationship between funding, organisation, benefits, and costs.|
|3.||Health care processes. Primary and secondary care.|
|4.||Role of information systems in the processes of care, in service integration. Health care process evaluation.|
Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes
Active participation is required to pass the course (80%). Exam will define the grade.
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
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|Lecture slides||Lecture notes on Health Care Processes and Systems||Niilo Saranummi and guest lecturers||Materials will be provided during the course.||Yes||English|
|SGN-57206 Health Information Systems||Advisable|
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